Carol 7253

Manhattan

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Reviews (27)
84
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you haven't seen Hawke on stage. He gives a natural and entertaining performance.

Don't see it if you like larger/breezier productions. Slow-moving at first, it's entirely contained within 1 room, but they make excellent use of the space!

89
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a great show. Urie commands the stage from the first min. Clever staging helps keep the action moving. You'll laugh and cry.

Don't see it if Just go. You'll be sure to relate to the story on some level.

Also Everyone will relate to something in the show from relationship insecu... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Clever

See it if you want a fun night out. Some of the songs are laugh-out-loud funny and the actors are immediately charming. Perfectly timed at one hour.

Don't see it if you won’t be able to last an hour watching several naked men dancing while putting it all out there.

86
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to see three powerful performances and clever staging. The second act gives each actor an opportunity to shine.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a musical or more lighthearted fare.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if You like Carole King or want to learn about the songwriting business or just want to have a great time. Entertaining from beginning to end!

Don't see it if You don’t like Carole King’s music. That’s probably the only reason.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Nostalgic

See it if You grew up in an Italian-American home—you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement many times and thinking fondly of your own childhood.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one-man shows, bare staging, or family-focused storytelling.

72
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if you want to see Uma on stage or the always entertaining Blair Brown, or want to chuckle at jokes about the current administration.

Don't see it if you want an original storyline or fluid acting. Uma seemed uncomfortable at times (2nd preview) and the jokes were standard sitcom fare.

97
Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing, Amazing

See it if you're a Bruce fan and want to see an engrossing performance in an intimate space. I'm still amazed at how great it was. A must see for fans

Don't see it if you dislike Bruce. That's about the only reason I can think of.

Also Despite being about half the length of his usual concerts, you don't f... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to see great acting and a different staging experience.

Don't see it if you need elaborate staging or constant action.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Edgy, Delightful

See it if You want a fun night. Go with some friends, have a few drinks, and enjoy the entertaining cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting them to recite Shakespeare word for word. That's not what you're there for!

Also If you don't like participating, sit in the balcony. Otherwise you may... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want more of an experience than watching a traditional play. Follow the actors you like, open doors, open drawers, but no speaking!

Don't see it if You don't like exploring and not knowing what's going on immediately.

75
Confusing, Dizzying, Intense, Slow, Edgy

See it if You're a huge fan of the book.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to loud sounds or flashing lights or violent scenes. They didn't bother me but I could see how some were affected.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to smile from the first second to the last! Donna Murphy is amazing. Funny and entertaining. Didn't want it to end.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason at all.

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You like fast-paced shows with clever writing and strong acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see Washington take full command of the stage and give a powerful performance.

Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to see it. Everyone could benefit from seeing this story play out.

89
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to see a powerful performance by Mulligan, who commands the stage. Strong writing goes from funny to moving to shocking seamlessly.

Don't see it if you don't care for one-person shows.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you’re looking for an emotional play with strong leads and the occasional comic relief from Edwards. Jackson and Ridloff are engrossing.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a musical with elaborate staging.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Charming

See it if You want to see a quirky, charming play with relatable situations and emotions.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-person shows or need elaborate staging.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you'd like to see great dancing and singing by dynamic actors. An engaging show from beginning to end.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a musical. Otherwise, go see it. (And note that front row seats are on stage, which is covered in sand.)

71
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Slow, Great acting

See it if You like John Lithgow. He has great stage presence and is as entertaining as I’d expected.

Don't see it if You can’t follow someone telling stories w/multiple characters or confusing plots. His story selections were slow and difficult to follow.

Also The strongest and most engaging parts were of Lithgow talking about hi... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy one-man shows and want to see a strong performance by Crudup, who immediately commands the room and draws you in.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one-man shows or bare staging or are looking for a big production.

Also The show is one hour twenty mins and every seat in the small theatre i... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Touching, Clever

See it if you're a Leguizamo fan and would like to see a less energetic and more touching performance of his. Though there is still some dancing!

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows or are not interested in a meandering take on a history lesson.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny

See it if You're an Alexander fan or have never seen Testa. Both give good performances and can bring the laughs.

Don't see it if Sitcom-y dialogue isn't for you. Some characters have it more than others, which sometimes makes for an uneven experience.

73
During previews
Great staging, Slow, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of McGovern, who gives a strong performance, and you want to see nice use of staging to depict the passing of time.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a very slow start. The first act dragged for a while, whereas the second act felt like it lasted mere minutes.

68
Overrated, Fluffy, Great singing, Slow, Dated

See it if You already know and love the music.

Don't see it if You don't like cloying music.

83
Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You're a huge LuPone and Ebersole fan. Fantastic singing.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fast-paced musical with catchy songs. I can't really remember any and at times the story dragged.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want to see a stage interpretation of a great movie.They did a great job of making the repeating scenes fresh and fun.And great singing!

Don't see it if You're going in expecting it not to live up to the movie. Keep an open mind!